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One Medicine is based on the premise that human medicine and veterinary medicine are inextricably linked. History has shown that knowledge of diagnoses and treatments of animals can benefit humans. The opposite is also true. Today we face a host of emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases (transmissible between animals and people). About 60 percent of all human pathogens are zoonotic, and even more striking is that approximately 75 percent of recently emerging infectious diseases affecting humans are of animal origin. Join us to learn how human and veterinary medicine can join forces to protect us with rapid responses to the outbreak of disease. "Between animal and human medicine there is no dividing line — nor should there be. The object is different but the experience obtained constitutes the basis of all medicine" –Dr. Rudolf Virchcow, German pathologist and father of comparative medicine "Veterinary medicine and human medicine complement each other and should be considered as one medicine" –Dr. William Osler, founder, medical teaching hospital concept at Johns Hopkins University Speaker: Dr. Slenning, associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, leads NC State University's Animal Biosecurity Risk Management Group as well as the not-for-profit Agriculture Disaster Research Institute. He is a veterinarian with over 20 years of farm animal experience and has published on local/national ripple effects of catastrophic animal diseases since 1996. Since 2000 he has focused on evaluating systems comprising public health, food safety and food security, with the main theme on agricultural disaster preparation, response and recovery.


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